What Happens After You Submit Your Application Package
When the College receives your General Application Form, supporting documents, and payment, the College will:
1. Review your General Application Form to verify that it is complete.
- If the form is not completed in full, the College will not open an application file for you and will return the form to you for completion.
2. Verify payment of the application and registration fees.
- If you are paying by cheque, money order, or bank draft, the College will check to see if the payment has been received.
- If you are paying by Visa or MasterCard credit card or Visa Debit card, the College will process the payment according to the information you provide on the General Application Form.
- If the College does not have your payment in full, the College will not continue with processing your request and will return the form to you.
- If the College cannot process the payment (e.g., insufficient funds, credit card expiry, etc.), the College will not continue with processing your request until the issue is resolved.
Once steps 1 and 2 are completed successfully, the College will open an application file for you.
3. Determine what supporting documents are required for your application, and look to see that they have been submitted.
- If you do not submit the supporting documents that are required in your circumstances, or you submit them but they are missing information, the College will follow-up with you to request that the supporting documents be provided. The College will not continue with processing your application until it receives all of the necessary supporting documents.
- Some supporting documents are required from you, and some are required directly from organizations or institutions. If the documents are not submitted at all, or are not submitted by the required person or institution, or are missing information, the College will follow-up with you.
4. Review the information provided in your General Application Form and supporting documents to assess whether you meet all of the requirements for registration.
- The final steps in the process will depend on whether you meet all of the requirements for registration and whether there is any need to impose terms, conditions, or limitations (TCLs) on your Certificate of Registration, if one is issued to you. These are summarized in the following table.
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How long is the processing time for applications?
- Processing times will vary depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the complexity and completeness of the application package.
- Generally, processing can take approximately four to six weeks from the time the College receives a completed form and full payment. This timeframe assumes that supporting documents required from applicants are submitted with the form and all supporting documents required from institutions are received very soon after.
- If you pay application and registration fees by cheque, the fees are subject to a two-week hold.
- The following factors are examples of situations where your General Application Form will be returned to you and an application file will not be opened. In order to have an application filed opened you must submit a completed form and full payment.
- The General Application Form is not completed in full.
- The wrong application form is used.
- Payment issues arise such as not sufficient fund (NSF) cheques, post-dated cheques, and declined credit cards.
- The application and registration fees are not paid in full.
- The following factors are examples of situations that can cause delays in the application process.
- Transcripts are submitted by the applicant and not directly from the post-secondary institution as required by the College.
- Transcripts are missing information (e.g., transcripts do not indicate whether a diploma or degree was granted, the program name, the credit value of transfer course credits, etc.) or have typing errors.
- Supporting documents that the College requires are not submitted.
Can I request access to the documents that the College has in my file?
- Yes. To request access to any information or documents that the College has in your application file, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Note that the College’s Registrar may refuse to give an applicant anything that may, in the Registrar’s opinion, jeopardize the safety of any person. This authority is set out in the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007.